Seattle

kshama sawant

Bad Kshama: meet Seattle’s worst socialist

12 October 2020 3:16 am

Seattle In Max Frisch’s 1953 absurdist play The Fire Raisers, a well-off family in an unnamed town invites a man…

riots

Pundits gaslight the American people on violent riots

6 September 2020 3:24 am

Though Joe Biden has now accepted that violence is occurring in many major American cities and has started blaming Donald…

carmen best

Does Seattle deserve better than Carmen Best?

13 August 2020 11:00 am

Seattle So the revolution devours its children. On Tuesday, Seattle’s police chief Carmen Best announced her retirement just hours after…

riots

Riots for thee, but not for me

31 July 2020 6:21 am

A funny thing happened on the way to the riots. Left-wing revolutionaries discovered ‘NIMBY!’ — Not In My Backyard. The…

Do all black lives matter to BLM?

11 July 2020 2:47 am

‘I understand black lives matter. But that’s not my movement, right now. My movement is to let them know that…

capitol hill autonomous zone

What’s it like in the Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone?

12 June 2020 9:10 am

Seattle Ah, Seattle, that environmentally obsessed city where all is decorous, the sidewalks immaculately swept, the parks rigorously trimmed, proverbial…

anarchy

How do you enforce anarchy?

12 June 2020 1:48 am

I had an argument once, in a pub, with an anarchosyndicalist. We’d both been on the same protest march so…

insurgency

Antifa’s American insurgency

31 May 2020 11:45 pm

We are witnessing glimmers of the full insurrection the far-left has been working toward for decades. The killing of George…

First novel choice: the American connection

12 March 2016 9:00 am

At the beginning of this year I underwent a complete literary detox: an absolute, cold-turkey abstention from cutting-edge fiction of…

All change: everything metamorphoses in Aquarium, including its author, who takes on the persona of a 12-year-old girl

14 March 2015 9:00 am

Books ought to be able to stand on their own, but perhaps it is important to know this about David…

Portrait of the week

29 March 2014 9:00 am

Home David Cameron, the Prime Minister, said that inheritance tax ‘shouldn’t be paid by people who’ve worked hard and saved…